But for some, the love of Disney goes above and beyond a mere vacation to Florida with the kids. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT For those who can afford it, there is a VIP experience at Disney World that includes avoiding the long lines for rides, hiring tour guides to cut down on the tumult of the park, exclusive encounters with Disney characters and the chance to have special events like weddings and anniversaries there. If all that still doesn’t satisfy your cravings, there’s another level of privilege that awaits: you can actually live at Disney World. Welcome toGolden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, which goes way beyond buying Disney Vacation Club timeshare condos. A 980-acre development on the edge ofWalt Disney World, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort named after the Disney family’s ranch in California is a gated community that features 450 luxury, custom homes ranging from $1.8 million to $7 million. For those lucky enough to afford it, Disney Golden Oak is designed to be a home away from home: a vacation property to retreat with the grandparents and the kids for a few weeks of bonding during summer and Christmas vacations. But up to 30 percent of Golden Oak residents actually live there year-round. (Interestingly, there are a lot of Brazilian families living there, since Disney is huge in Brazil; you can even view the website in Portuguese .) There’s no school on the property (though there are private schools relatively nearby), but who wants to walk to school when you can walk to Disney World? So, how does it work? Residents choose from three different types of homes: a Tuscan-styleVillage Homeon a quarter acre near the Clubhouse; anEstate Homeon half an acre (offered in styles including French Country, Southern Classical and Dutch Colonial); and a Grand Estate Home on three-quarters of an acre, designed for large families or corporate use. Residents work with the builder to design their homes, keeping in mind the strict indoor and outdoor architectural guidelines visit website that have been put in place to maintain the Disney integrity.
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Disney World’s best bargain restaurants
This contribution is a part of: Disney World’s best bargain restaurants http://usat.ly/1ccIdb9 CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Disney World’s best bargain restaurants Lili Koksis, TheDailyMeal.com 6 a.m. EST December 28, 2013 There have recently been major improvements in the quality of discount grub around Disney World. We’ve assembled a list of the top 10 most affordable and pretty darn decent restaurants. Roaring Fork: Looking for a carefully curated artisanal sandwich to help you through that midday slump? Check out Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Try their Barbecued Pork and Slaw Sandwich ($9.19) or signature Roast Beef and Blue Sandwich ($10.19) with a side of cucumber salad or house-made chips included. (Photo: Flickr/StrangeTikiGod) Fullscreen ABC Commissary: Hailed as one of the most popular counter-service joints at Hollywood Studios, ABC Commissary has one of the best burger deals around. For only $10.99 you get a 1/3-pound Angus cheeseburger with special horseradish sauce, along with three fried shrimp and a choice of fries or apple slices on the side. (Photo: Flickr/DTrigger05) Fullscreen Gaston’s Tavern: Although the menu is rather limited at this Fantasyland tavern, if you’re in the mood for their signatures, you’re in luck. Indulge in a 20-ounce pork shank ($9.99) that’s slow roasted until tender and finished with a tangy barbecue glaze.
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